Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Touched by Abby MacMunn - Book Review & Interview

About Abbey MacMunn

Abbey MacMunn writes paranormal, fantasy and sci fi romances, and occasionally children’s books and short stories. She is a proud member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme.

Check out my blog for random posts on writing, motherhood, superheroes, immortals, aliens and anything else that pops into my overactive, slightly weird imagination!

And take a look over on Pinterest to see my inspiration behind Touched.

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1. Could you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?

My name is Abbey MacMunn and I write paranormal/fantasy romance. I’m a wife, mum, author, hairdresser, tea drinker, chocolate lover, and sci fi geek, not necessarily in that order.

2. You are a mom of four so your life must be kind of hectic. What does your day to day life look like?

My week is split up depending on what day it is. It’s the usual hectic morning, busy mum, school run thing every day, then it’s off to my day job, a freelance hairdresser. On my day ‘off’, when all the mundane jobs are done, I get the rest of the day to write—my favourite kind of day.

3. Your blog says you can create disasters in the kitchen. What is your favorite recipe to make without it turning into a disaster?

Yes, it’s true there have been a fair few mishaps, (for example: the ‘fishless’ fish pie) but one thing I can make well is a Lemon Cheesecake. It’s a recipe my mum used to do – so easy even I can’t mess it up!

4. On your website you have inspirational quotes.
I absolutely love that. One says: I write to be the characters that I am not.
What kind of character would you like to be?

I’d love to be a kickass superhero. I’m a huge fan of superhero movies, but we desperately need more women with superpowers! Girl power, bring it on!

5. You also have a quote by Stephen King. I must assume you are a fan
(just like me). What is your favorite book by Stephen King?

Gosh, I have so many favourites, but if I had to pick one I’d say ‘IT’ - I still glance sideways when I pass a drain to this day. And ‘Misery’ I loved that book even before I knew I wanted to be a writer. Err, that’s two, sorry ;)

6. What kind of advice do you have for other inspiring writers?

Be brave enough to show your work to others even if you don’t think it’s ready. Develop a thick skin, take the criticism, good or bad, and learn from it.

7. Could you tell us about your hobbies?

I like to watch fantasy drama TV shows and movies. The Originals is my absolute fave.

8. If you had a Halloween party what kind of costume would you choose to wear?

Hmm, I’m not really a dress up kind of person, but I have great fun every year dressing up the kids for Halloween. I even made a cute pumpkin costume once. These days though, as my kids are growing up, it’s more likely to be a dead schoolgirl, gothic ballerina or vampire.

9. What is your favorite season of the year and why?

I prefer winter - as long as I don’t have to go out. I like to close the curtains, snuggle up warm inside, put my fluffy slippers on and make a hot chocolate.

10. Could you tell us about your future plans?

I have plans to finish writing the follow on to Touched, book two in the Immortal Ties series, and I’m also writing a sci fi romance and a contemporary erotic romance.

Book review

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Review by Anniek

Cami has been living with Nana ever since her adoptive parents died in a car crash. Her mother wrote her a letter which was given to Cami together with a box after they died. In this box is an antique brooch that once belonged to her birth mother. The gem in this brooch is exactly the same color as Cami's eyes. Cami is on her way to find out more about the brooch when her car blows up and she is rescued by the most gorgeous man she has ever seen.

Joseph and Daniel are brothers. They are also immortal. On the day that Cami was born a tattoo of the brooch appeared on their body marking them as her guards. Joseph isn't happy about being called back to duty. Ever since his wife died he is leading a secluded life. When Joseph meets Cami he can’t deny the immediate attraction he feels towards her. 

Cami lives in a small city and doesn’t think of herself as anything out of the ordinary. Now that she has met Joseph and Daniel she finds out she is more special than she thought. Cami's birth parents are an immortal mother and a mortal father. This makes Cami a hybrid. An immortal isn't supposed to be able to conceive a child, so this makes Cami truly exceptional. 

Every immortal and even some guards have special abilities. This can be shape shifting, exceptional hearing and many other things. Cami can see how immortals died by touching their bodies. Because of this power a lot of people don't want her to live. 

Joseph and Daniel are both very handsome men. Where they look alike in appearances they are nothing alike on the inside. Joseph is very sweet, loving and kind and he's also a great warrior. He loved once and is afraid to open his heart again. Daniel has never truly known love. He is a player an relies on his good looks. Daniel is a people person, he's outgoing and never lost for words. I adored both of them straight away. When you are protecting the most important person on this earth who can you trust and who turns out to be an enemy? Joseph and Daniel have to work together like never before to keep Cami away from harm.

Cami has been through a lot in her young life, losing the only parents she ever knew. Cami is tough and faces everything head on. She learns a lot about her new life in a short period of time and instead of refusing to believe what she's being told, Cami asks the necessary questions, so she knows who and what she is up against. I liked her a lot and I was hoping that everything would turn out the way it was supposed to be.

Touched is a great read. I flew through the pages and finished reading it in one day. The mix of paranormal romance and family ties is exactly right. The story is fast-paced with lots of twists and turns, which definitely keeps the reader interested. If paranormal romance is your genre then you should absolutely pick up Touched.


  1. I can't wait to read this book. It is my kind of story.

  2. I like to read paranormal stories, but usually stick with ghost stories. This one sounds interesting.

  3. I really like the cover. This looks like one that I would really enjoy!

  4. I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

    1. I really enjoyed answering the questions too!

  5. Sounds exciting ! Thanks for the review .

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful book!! =)

  7. At last, another cook like me! I knew I couldn't be the only one! The worst disaster was the Christmas I left the stuffing mixture out and one of the cats peed in it!

  8. I love a good paranormal romance once in while and this one sounds fantastic. Great review!!

  9. Sounds really great. I haven't yet read paranormal.

  10. I don't normally get to read paranormal books, so I'm interested in this one.

  11. I'm not one to lie-- ever, really. And I feel comfortable enough to share that on any ordinary day, I wouldn't look twice at this book-- "paranormal/fantasy romance" (author's words) are just not genres that I've read, and aren't the books towards which I gravitate.
    That being said...
    This is one reason I value a well-executed, casual interview with an author. Ms. MacMunn seems like such a delight! When I feel a sort of connection with or fondness for an author, I'm much more inclined to check out his/her books.
    Thank you for this excellent interview and review. And who knows-- maybe I'll be picking up a copy of the book... and falling in love with it!

  12. Aww, thank you so much for your kind comments, Ann. You made my day! ๐Ÿ˜Š